Ohio woman set to reclaim exotic animals from zoo

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - October 27, 2011

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says it took the six surviving animals with Marian Thompson's permission but has no legal rights to the animals. It says her lawyers notified the zoo that she will reclaim the beasts, possibly as early as Thursday.

A spokeswoman says the zoo has contacted state and federal agencies in search of a way to keep the animals.

Police shot and killed four dozen more animals that escaped from the eastern Ohio farm near Zanesville last week, including rare Bengal tigers, lions and bears.

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